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Hadleigh Castle added to Castles and Fortifications in East of England by Anonymous on 28/12/2017

King Edward III's home in the 12th Century....now just ruins but still gorgeous.

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Co-ordinates: 51.54424, 0.609194 • what3words: ///sushi.fairly.farms

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Dashwood Mausoleum (By Myleene)

This is a National Trust place but I parked in Church Road in West Wycombe and tool off from there - a public road. There were no staff there and no-one member of the public had a problem

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Co-ordinates: 51.647, -0.809641 • what3words: ///dime.enter.throw

Cookham, River Thames (By Myleene)

This was taken at side of River Thames on the Common so no permission required

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Co-ordinates: 51.56266, -0.708275 • what3words: ///socket.crunch.trucks

Wood and Lime Country Park (By FireStorm-X)

I have spoken to a few members of the conservation team working there, they are happy for you to fly your drone, as long as you do not disturb other people enjoying the park and if you could possably post Photos taken while there on there FaceBook page. There is also a small off road parking area.

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Co-ordinates: 53.46169, -2.643392 • what3words: ///cost.begin.small

Bidston Windmill (By gturner1969)

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Co-ordinates: 53.39628, -3.073283 • what3words: ///play.begin.proper

Red Rock, Hoylake (By gturner1969)

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Co-ordinates: 53.38623, -3.199888 • what3words: ///bath.limitless.districts

Leasowe Lighthouse (By gturner1969)

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Co-ordinates: 53.41319, -3.125825 • what3words: ///editor.wanted.begin

Ivinghoe Beacon (By Mind_the_gap)

There a little car park if you follow the road from Ivanhoe around the actual beacon towards Ashridge Estate. As soon as you tucking the hill, the car park is there. Just walk following the road down until you find a hill. The beacon is at the top. If it is a very nice day might be busy, so try to avoid those days.

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Co-ordinates: 51.84213, -0.608228 • what3words: ///scoping.spots.stewing

St Mary's Church Lamberhurst (By SirGunner)

Parking where the pin is located. You can walk down through the graveyard and follow the public footpath through the field. You have the Church, fields, trees, a river and even Lamberhurst golf course can be viewed from here.

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Co-ordinates: 51.10447, 0.401211 • what3words: ///nudge.monkey.meals

The Altmark Shipwreck (By stubbyd)

he HMV Altmark is a an old fishing boat that ran aground in 1960. For access / parking you could use the same spot as my other nearby location (Morfa Beach) or you could park at Kenfig Nature Reserve and follow the signs to the smallest lifesaving hut in the UK (Kenfig Sands SLSC), and then head north along the beach itself. Either way, it will take about the same time - a good hour's walk from wherever you park. But if you have a bike capable of use on sand then I suggest that option. To see the wreck, you will need to ensure the tide is in your favour. Either going out (at least 3hrs since prior high tide) or anytime after and up to about 4hrs before the next high tide. This google link: https://www.google.com/maps/place/51%C2%B031'44.1%22N+3%C2%B045'36.6%22W/@51.529015,-3.7601942,886m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d51.528925!4d-3.76016 should get you real close to the location.

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Co-ordinates: 51.52543, -3.761895 • what3words: ///shaky.abundance.profiled

Morfa Beach / Margam Sands (By stubbyd)

This is a lovely long stretch of beach that is popular with dog walkers, and occasional kite board surfers. But it is usually fairly deserted at start and end of day. There are two shipwrecks depending on tide (and I strongly advise checking otherwise there will be no beach). From my mark, you can go left for one, and right for the other, and I will post a separate location for the HMV Altmark. The attached image shows my drone looking right from the footpath towards the steel works. There are, as you will have walked through it, a large train yard here. From teh right location you can get good shots of goods wagons, etc.. The point I have marked is where the footpath comes out that you get to by leaving the M4 at Junction 38 and taking an immediate left if heading West. Follow that road all the way down to the train tracks and park up. Then cross the lines, and keep going straight. When the road starts to curve you will see a footpath by a fence and then the beach - approx a mile and 20m good walk. The beach is also accessible from Kenfig Nature Reserve (see another of my locations) and runs all the way from Nottage to the old docks at Port Talbot - all told, just short of 7 miles of sand.

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Co-ordinates: 51.54665, -3.76992 • what3words: ///bootleg.hiking.marine


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